BJP moves PM on NC Hills fund scam

NEW DELHI, June 23 – The CBI probe into the multi-crore rupee North Cachar Hills scam threatens to snowball into a major controversy, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday seeking Prime Minister’s intervention.

Within days of former chief minister, Prafulla Kumar Mahanta complaining against the move to shield the guilty through political influence, today it was the turn of BJP Lok Sabha members, Ramen Deka to approach the Prime Minister’s Office.

The BJP MP has sought directions from the Prime Minister to the CBI to conduct an inquiry into the financial transactions of all departments of the North Cachar Hills Autonomous District Council for last 10 years.

“This will unearth many more things, how militant, politicians, bureaucrats nexus siphoned off the public money meant for development,” said Deka in his letter to the Prime Minister.

Urging the Prime Minister to take a stringent view of the scam take action to book the guilty, the Lok Sabha members pointed towards the recent seizures of cash by the CBI from an official of the N C Hills.